fast + plain + bitter

the kettle’s boiling,
emitting steam into a
cold, lonely kitchen.


it clicks off. water
dissolves coffee crystals as
it’s poured, makes contact.


it’s fast, lid in place.
when plain, it’s bitter, but it’s
four in the morning.


3 thoughts on “fast + plain + bitter”

  1. Been there, done that! The mornings when the microwave would waken the others, and I’ve awakened out of a sound sleep with the need to write and the ideas to give it impulse. Nothing like a coffee charge at four or five a.m.! Then, writing done, back in bed by 6:30 for a bit more sleep before the day begins.


    1. Hmm, there’s an idea! I find I’ve been waking up at 5:30 almost precisely lately; I think my neighbours tend to go to work about then, so it disturbs my already light sleep.

      Perhaps I should give that a try sometime!

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